C Joynes

C Joynes

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C Joynes

English acoustic guitarist C Joynes, a resident of Cambridge, heavy thumb-led finger-picking technique that harks back to traditional country-blues and early ragtime, however, he uses this technique to explore alternative melodic traditions: the English folk-tune; North and West African music; elements of classical Indian music; proto-minimalist and impressionist musics from the European classical tradition. His approach to the recording and compositional process contains a subtle and unassuming experimentation, at times including collaged fragments, field recordings, processing, en-plein-air recordings, and cut-and-paste. . (Rhodri Davies)

There are not too many guitar-players I respect without any reservation. Off the top of my head there’s Guitar Roberts, Bill Orcutt and Sir Richard Bishop. And C Joynes.
Of the former, I’d say Joynes’s closest stylistic analogue is, for my money, that noble Knight of Araby. Not that licks are copped from that Flower of Chivalry and his unimpeachable companions, the dervishes of delirium. But Joynes does borrow from as many and varied traditions as the Sun City Girls, and like them he never descends into world music blanditudination, nor the faux-hokey archaisms of Arcadie. His technique, like Sir Richard’s, is a fuller’s earth that purifies all such dross and fills the ear with myrrh of the sweetest grade. Not many traffic in liquors this strong, so hitch that pony, pilgrim, and drink a while. (Bruce Russell)
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C Joynes Discography

Albums

C Joynes 33 (Album) Leith Hill Recordings 2005 Sell This Version
C Joynes The Running Board (Album) Leith Hill Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version
C Joynes God Feeds The Ravens (Album) Leith Hill Recordings UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
C Joynes Revenants, Prodigies & The Restless Dead (Album) Bo'Weavil Recordings UK 2009 Sell This Version
Hladowski* & Joynes* Hladowski* & Joynes* - The Wild Wild Berry (Album) Bo'Weavil Recordings UK 2012 Sell This Version
C Joynes Congo (Album) Bo'Weavil Recordings UK 2011 Sell This Version
LHR026 C Joynes & Dead Rat Orchestra C Joynes & Dead Rat Orchestra - liv at the Dentist(Cass) Leith Hill Recordings LHR026 2015 Sell This Version
THR002 C Joynes, Nick Jonah Davis C Joynes, Nick Jonah Davis - Split Electric(LP, Album) Thread Recordings THR002 UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PR07 C Joynes Pianer Magick(CDr, EP, Ltd) Palimpsest Recordings PR07 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none CWK Joynes* LHR Twins(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Rusted Rail none UK 2009 Sell This Version
GPS53, BW01 CWK Joynes* & The Restless Dead CWK Joynes* & The Restless Dead - 8 Selections And Premonitions From The Tower, Vol. I(7", Ltd, Num, Tra) The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings GPS53, BW01 UK 2010 Sell This Version
GPS60, BW02 CWK Joynes* & The Restless Dead CWK Joynes* & The Restless Dead - 8 Selections And Premonitions From The Tower, Vol. II(7", Ltd, Tra) The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings GPS60, BW02 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CWK Joynes* & The Restless Dead CWK Joynes* & The Restless Dead - 8 Selections And Premonitions From The Tower, Vol. III The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings UK 2012 Sell This Version
GPS92, BW04 CWK Joynes* And The Restless Dead CWK Joynes* And The Restless Dead - 8 Selections And Premonitions From The Tower. Vol IV(7", Single, Ltd) The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings GPS92, BW04 UK 2012 Sell This Version
GPS 110, BW05 C Joynes, The Restless Dead C Joynes, The Restless Dead - 8 Selections & Premonitions From The Tower, Vol. V(7", Ltd, Die) The Great Pop Supplement, Bo'Weavil Recordings GPS 110, BW05 UK 2014 Sell This Version
av062 C Joynes 33 Chatsworth Rd(7", EP) Alt.Vinyl av062 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

KR08 C Joynes, Seamus Fogarty, Rozi Plain, Rachael Dadd, ICHI (99), Leafcutter John, Aisha Orazbayeva C Joynes, Seamus Fogarty, Rozi Plain, Rachael Dadd, ICHI (99), Leafcutter John, Aisha Orazbayeva - Radio 14(Cass, Album, Comp, Ltd) Kit Records (2) KR08 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

winebox21 C Joynes Unitarian Dee / Oto Gee(Cass, C60) Winebox Press winebox21 UK 2013 Sell This Version